6 Rising Design Studios From Central and South America to Know

September 13, 2018 - table lamp

Guilherme Wentz (São Paulo and Caxias do Sul, Brazil)

While halfheartedly study for a business grade in Caxias do Sul, his hometown in Southern Brazil’s booze country, a 31-year-old engineer Guilherme Wentz would mostly suspend by surfing. Getting in hold with nature, he says, is what desirous him to enroll in pattern propagandize instead; 8 years later, in 2016, he combined an eponymous line of gangling seat and lighting that includes high-backed caned chairs done from inland caramel-colored jequitibá timber and louche smoked-glass finish tables, all sensitive by a Brazilian coast. “Not that colorful cliché,” Wentz clarifies, though a ocean’s pale winter tones. (An aged surfing buddy, Rafael Gehrke, oversees prolongation during dual studios, in São Paulo and Caxias do Sul.)

For decades, Brazilian pattern has been dominated by a wood-heavy Modernism of midcentury masters like Joaquim Tenreiro and Sergio Rodrigues, though Wentz has eschewed that bequest in preference of references to his country’s rarely sundry terrain: The Tombo lamp, a mouth-blown potion universe with a coronet environment and a devious cotton-wrapped cord, is dictated to distortion opposite a list like a wind-fallen branch, while a sable steel Bowl Table, that curves to accommodate a complicated white ceramic bowl, suggests an eroded stone pool. Every product, Wentz says, aims to bond Brazil’s “tropical lifestyle to oppulance and minimalism.”

source ⦿ https://www.nytimes.com/2018/09/12/t-magazine/central-south-american-designers-guilherme-wentz-rodrigo-bravo.html

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